First of all, let me make this perfectly clear: this Keith Koffler with his so-called “White House Dossier” is nothing more than a complete fraud. He has NO OFFICIAL connection to the Big White! Butt if you read his blog, he’d give you the impression that he has an office right down the hall from me. The man is delusional – which, I admit, might qualify him for a job around here, butt let me repeat: he’s a complete sham.
So pay no attention to his recent post about Lady M being on vacation for 1 day out of 9 for the last year. Pure garbage.
Let’s start with the time frame: August 2010 – August 2011. That is NOT our official vacation fiscal year. Due to the debt ceiling, we’ve cut the vacation fiscal year back to January thru June, and it’s retroactive. Therefore, data for the rest of the year is N/A. And that’s how you handle deficits. Are you paying attention Congress?
Secondly, he starts with our trip to Panama City, FL. last August.
Mrs. Obama’s vacations began in August 2010 with a two day weekend trip to Panama City, Fla., where the Obamas stayed overnight at a Gulf of Mexico hotel in a symbolic effort to show that the Gulf area was safe for travel in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill.
Please! There were oil splotches there! Need I remind you of the reason for our trip? BP, oil splotches: do you honestly think we wanted to be there? Photo op, pure and simple. We even had our own food sent in from Washington.
Then he whined about our vacay on the Rock:
Next up was what has become an annual pilgrimage to ritzy Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obamas stayed 10 days and dined at several exorbitantly priced restaurants.
If Mr. White House Dossier really worked around here, he’d know two things: 1) “The President is never really on vacation,” and 2) we do not do “pilgrimages.”
Next, Hawaii, aka the “Winter Holiday Season White House”:
In December 2010, with President Obama delayed because Congress was still in town, Mrs. Obama decided to leave without him for their annual Hawaiian vacation, racking up at least $63,000 in additional costs because she travelled alone.
Since the president arrived late, he decided to leave Hawaii in January two days later than scheduled – resulting in a 17 day vacation for the first lady.
Mrs. Obama went right back out on vacation the following month, taking a four day skiing trip in February of this year to Vail, Colo.
Need I remind you that this was part of Lady M’s campaign to save Americans from getting fat behinds? Have you ever even heard of our “Let’s Move!” initiative, Mr. Phony Dossier? Sheez.
On to our South American wine tour:
As if we wanted to go see the giant statue
In March, Mrs. Obama travelled to Latin America for a five day trip. I’m counting two days of this as vacation, though, because she took her children and her mother along, performed some sightseeing, and went to the beach.
In case Mr. Smarty Pants didn’t notice, we launched an entire Kinetic Military Action while we were in Brazil, so how can you consider any part of that tense trip a vacation? So, Mr. White House Dossier, KMA!
And FYI, our African trip was purely for humanitarian purposes:
And we had to eat fat balls! Eeeewwww!
The first lady went to southern Africa in June for six days in what was partially an official visit. Since Mrs. Obama took her mother, her children and their cousins along, since the trip was billed in advance as having personal significance for her, and since the travel included several tourist destinations and a safari, I’m counting half of the journey as vacation, or three days.
And then we hear about our most recent family visit:
Finally, Mrs, Obama took her mother and one of her children to visit her brother in Corvallis, Ore. this week. The trip was not announced by the White House and appears to have lasted four days.
This is just entirely unfair: we just got mad at Big Guy, who was acting like a complete ass, so we left for a few days to allow him to chill. Is it our fault that we can’t go home to Mom any more because she lives with us? Big bro was the best we could do and it’s not Lady M’s fault that he was forced to take a big time, well paying coaching job (so he could afford to pay a little more) all the way out in Oregon. He wanted to coach at Duke, butt they couldn’t get out of their current contract in order to accommodate him. So anyway, we’re back now, and it was hardly a vacation.
And as far as I can tell, we might as well have stayed home. Big Guy’s still acting like an ass. He was furious about all the mean things the R-words were saying about him in Iowa – a state he owns – so he had to go and shoot off his mouth too.
He should know better than to spout off without TOTUS. Butt like I said, he’s still acting like an ass.
And back to the “vacation” controversy: Mr. Sham-Dossier’s numbers are way off. By my records we’re actually operating with a vacation deficit, which we’re going to correct post-haste.
And I can assure you that we’ll have our deficit problem handled way before Congress even gets back to Washington to begin working on theirs.
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